Practical Solutions For Educators

Specializing in FileMaker Go Solutions for the iPad and iPhone

OTES on the Go Pilot (7.0v02b) with the pilot rubric is now available.
This version is designed for schools participating in the OTES Pilot Program for 2019-20. Users will have unlimited access to the pilot program for the rest of 2019.

You must have FileMaker Go 15, 16, 17 or 18 installed on your iPad to use this solution. If you don't have FileMaker Go installed on your iPhone/iPad, FileMaker Go is a free app on the iTunes App store. After installing FileMaker Go , the App will open with a tour of FileMaker Go. If you want to close the tour, tap on the circle icon or folder in the upper left corner and select Close File. Download FileMaker Go 18

Download OTES on the Go Pilot (iPhone or iPad) (FileMaker Go 15, 16, 17 or 18 must first be installed)

iOS 13 Safari will no longer automatically open downloaded files like previous iOS versions. If you are using iOS 13 there are now a few extra steps you need to do to install this app:
1. After tapping the download link, you should be prompted with a message box asking you if you want to download. Tap Download
2. An icon will appear in the upper right corner of Safari (circle with a down arrow). Tap the icon and then the downloaded file after it is finished downloading.
3. Tap on the share icon (square with an up arrow). Tap Copy to FileMaker Go from the horizontal list of Apps.

To use OTES on the Go on your computer you will need to have FileMaker Pro 14,15,16, 17 or 18 installed. If you do not have FileMaker Pro you can download a trial at FileMaker Download. You can either download a 32 bit or 64 bit version of FileMaker Pro for your Windows computer. You should download the version that matches the version of Outlook you are using. If you are using a 32 bit version of Outlook, then download the 32 bit version of FileMaker Pro. If you are using 64 bit Outlook, then download the 64 bit version of FileMaker Pro. Outlook is used to directly email observations to teachers. If you don't have Outlook, you can still email observations by attaching a PDF to an email. On a Mac OTES on the Go works with Apple Mail. OTES on the Go will not automatically attach PDFs to web mail. You will need to manually attach the PDF.

After FileMaker Pro is installed, tap the Download link to save the zipped install_otes_pilot file to your device. Choose to save the file instead of open when downloading. Extract the OTES_otg_pilot.fmp12 file from the downloaded zipped file to use the program. Do not try to use or open the OTES_otg_pilot file while it is still in the zipped file. You must copy if from the zipped file or extract it from the zipped file to your computer. Once this is done, open the OTES_otg_pilot file to use the program.